Today in History: Sylacauga Woman Becomes First Human Struck by Meteorite | People
Nov. 30, 1954: An eight-pound space rock enters Ann Elizabeth Hodges's living room in Sylacauga crashed through her living room ceiling, bounced off a console radio, struck her left hip and bruised her left hand in the only case of a human being getting hit by a meteorite. It also added former Decatur physician Moody Jacobs to the history books as the only doctor who ever treated a person struck by a meteorite.
The meteorite can be viewed in the Alabama Museum of Natural History in Tuscaloosa. The museum offers a 14-page online magazine that describes the events surrounding the meteor and includes photos of Ann Hodger and the meteorite. Click here for a link to view that document.